Carina is researching the current renaissance in community ownership of physical assets.

She is particularly interested in social transformation, transition processes and alternative approaches to urgent social challenges. She holds a bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics and an MSc in sustainability science and policy from Maastricht University. From 2016-2017 she worked at Maastricht University contributing to the TRANSIT research project, a four year initiative co-funded by the European Commission that developed a theory of transformative social innovation.

Her doctoral research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate what is driving the current renaissance in community ownership of physical assets such as land and buildings, in a national context of increased privatisation or ‘enclosure’ of public and commonly held resources. You can contact her on carina.skropke@student.shu.ac.uk